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South Dakota is the first state to legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination in 2017

Sunday, March 12, 2017

by Erin Rook

"South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has earned the dubious distinction of being the first governor to sign a law legalization discrimination against LGBTQ people in 2017.

On Friday, Daugaard signed into law a bill that allows adoption agencies to deny LGBTQ families services and child placement for “religious” reasons and makes clear that the state is not to punish or discriminate against agencies that do. That decision stands in contrast to his veto last year of a “bathroom bill” that would have allowed South Dakota schools to decide which restrooms transgender students are allowed to use."

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